Career & Technical Education

What is CTE?

CTE Dual Credit provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit in their high school career and technical education (CTE) classes without leaving their high school campus. CTE Dual Credit classes are taught at the high school or skills center and integrate academics with technical skills to help prepare students for advanced education and careers related to workforce occupations.  Students may find out which classes qualify for CTE Dual Credit on the HS Courses section on this page.  Please confirm with your high school to find out when courses are offered.

Considering CTE?

CTE Dual Credit has many advantages for students:

  • College credit at a minimal cost. Average savings are over $500.00 per class.
  • Earn credits for high school and college at the same time.
  • Remain in high school. No need to attend the college to receive these credits.
  • Advance placement in college professional/technical programs.
  • Develop marketable skills. Prepare for a career.

CTE Getting Started Steps

  1. Enroll in college CTE Dual Credit classes offered at your high school or skills center and earn a grade of “B” or better. Find a list of choices at your school by clicking on “courses” in the right frame of this page.
  2. Register for your CTE Dual Credits through the online registration system at the same school year in which you finish the class/es required by the articulation agreement. Follow the instructions in this document to get started (see document in Spanish).
  3. Successfully complete the high school class to receive Big Bend Community College credits. Instructions for requesting a these credits be added to your Big Bend Community College transcript can be found at Request for CTE Credits or contact the BBCC Admissions/Registration Office at (509) 793-2089

CTE Pathways & HS Courses

Major Pathways

  • Agriculture
  • Business/Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Occupations
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing & Process Technology
  • Welding

Courses Articulated to Pathways Coming Soon!

High School Teacher Resources

CTE Frequently Asked Questions

Big Bend Community College FAQ Coming Soon.

OSPI Career and Technical Education FAQs

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